Mondelez International

MDLZ-Q

NASDAQ:MDLZ

55.44
0.06 (0.10%)
Mondelēz International, Inc., styled Mondelēz, is an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company based in Illinois which employs about 107,000 people around the world.
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August 11, 2020
(A Top Pick Aug 13/19, Up 4%) Still likes it. They make snacks globally with only 26% of revenues from North America. They benefitted from the pandemic, because consumers stuck to well-known brands like theirs. Emerging markets will grow faster, though enjoyed good growth in developed ones. She likes the global snacking space because it's high growth. They boast a valuation discount vs. Coke and Pepsi.
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(A Top Pick Aug 13/19, Up 4%) Still likes it. They make snacks globally with only 26% of revenues from North America. They benefitted from the pandemic, because consumers stuck to well-known brands like theirs. Emerging markets will grow faster, though enjoyed good growth in developed ones. She likes the global snacking space because it's high growth. They boast a valuation discount vs. Coke and Pepsi.
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July 16, 2020
The snack category has higher growth rate than other packaged product categories. Quite global. Well positioned in emerging countries. #1 share in biscuits, #2 in chocolate and gum. Benefited from Covid. Trading at a discount to peers, and this should narrow over time. Yield is 2.15%. (Analysts’ price target is $60.25)
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The snack category has higher growth rate than other packaged product categories. Quite global. Well positioned in emerging countries. #1 share in biscuits, #2 in chocolate and gum. Benefited from Covid. Trading at a discount to peers, and this should narrow over time. Yield is 2.15%. (Analysts’ price target is $60.25)
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May 13, 2020
A world lead in biscuits, candy and chocolate. Their biscuit demand has benefited from COVID and they have grown their market share. Oreo and Ritz are brands they sell. Based on their studies, 15-20% of their buyers are new to these brands. She thinks this will allow them to keep those new buyers going forward. It trades at a discount to its international peers. Yield 2.27% (Analysts’ price target is $59.50)
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A world lead in biscuits, candy and chocolate. Their biscuit demand has benefited from COVID and they have grown their market share. Oreo and Ritz are brands they sell. Based on their studies, 15-20% of their buyers are new to these brands. She thinks this will allow them to keep those new buyers going forward. It trades at a discount to its international peers. Yield 2.27% (Analysts’ price target is $59.50)
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COMMENT
May 11, 2020

These companies are benefiting from the stay-at-home trend. There has been talk of merging with Kraft and that has kept the stock up. There is a lot of growth in the international side.

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These companies are benefiting from the stay-at-home trend. There has been talk of merging with Kraft and that has kept the stock up. There is a lot of growth in the international side.

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November 12, 2019
They're number one in snack foods (i.e. Cadbury) with 40% of their sales in emerging markets where consumers are earning more money and will increase demand in an under-served market. Unit volume growth are always stronger in EMs than in developed. The new CEO is increasing their topline growth. She likes MDLZ long term. Pays around a 2% dividend yield. (Analysts’ price target is $60.70)
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They're number one in snack foods (i.e. Cadbury) with 40% of their sales in emerging markets where consumers are earning more money and will increase demand in an under-served market. Unit volume growth are always stronger in EMs than in developed. The new CEO is increasing their topline growth. She likes MDLZ long term. Pays around a 2% dividend yield. (Analysts’ price target is $60.70)
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August 13, 2019
They have the largest global share in pre-packaged snack food. She sees consumers in developing markets adding greatly to demand. They own nine global well recognized brands like Oreo, Halls, Dentyne, etc. Yield 2.08% (Analysts’ price target is $60.85)
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They have the largest global share in pre-packaged snack food. She sees consumers in developing markets adding greatly to demand. They own nine global well recognized brands like Oreo, Halls, Dentyne, etc. Yield 2.08% (Analysts’ price target is $60.85)
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November 13, 2018
(A Top Pick Nov 10/17, Up 8%) They make candies and chocolates. They have 40% in emerging markets where there will be growth, unlike developed markets which will be flat. In recent years they are reducing costs and widening margins. They've done this, so they are now improving their topline. You want more defensive names in this stage of the cycle and MDLZ is a good choice, long-term.
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(A Top Pick Nov 10/17, Up 8%) They make candies and chocolates. They have 40% in emerging markets where there will be growth, unlike developed markets which will be flat. In recent years they are reducing costs and widening margins. They've done this, so they are now improving their topline. You want more defensive names in this stage of the cycle and MDLZ is a good choice, long-term.
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October 10, 2018

(Past Top Pick Oct. 10, 2017, Up 4%) Hasn't done much in the past year. A global leader in snacks, which grow faster than other consumer staples. Likes it as secular play for growth in emerging markets, with 40% of revenues there, and 60% outside North America. Starting to see some improvement, but watch the strength of the US dollar which pressure EM. Got a new CEO in December, who is reinvesting the business to grow the topline.

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(Past Top Pick Oct. 10, 2017, Up 4%) Hasn't done much in the past year. A global leader in snacks, which grow faster than other consumer staples. Likes it as secular play for growth in emerging markets, with 40% of revenues there, and 60% outside North America. Starting to see some improvement, but watch the strength of the US dollar which pressure EM. Got a new CEO in December, who is reinvesting the business to grow the topline.

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July 10, 2018

(A Top Pick July 12, 2017. Down 0.3%). 40% of their revenues are from emerging markets, which are buying more snacks. Emerging markets’ economies over the past year have been weaker but they are picking up. Developed economies are more mature and it is harder to increase business in them in this category. Among food products, the snacking category has the highest growth. Their brands include Cadbury, Oreo and Ritz Crackers: household names. She would buy at this level.

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(A Top Pick July 12, 2017. Down 0.3%). 40% of their revenues are from emerging markets, which are buying more snacks. Emerging markets’ economies over the past year have been weaker but they are picking up. Developed economies are more mature and it is harder to increase business in them in this category. Among food products, the snacking category has the highest growth. Their brands include Cadbury, Oreo and Ritz Crackers: household names. She would buy at this level.

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July 9, 2018

It is quite a trading stock. There is a floor around the high thirties and some technical resistance at the high forties. It is not a bad range. Don't buy and hold it.

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It is quite a trading stock. There is a floor around the high thirties and some technical resistance at the high forties. It is not a bad range. Don't buy and hold it.

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November 10, 2017

A global leading snacks company. 40% is in emerging markets. They are in chocolates, biscuits and candy. It has pulled back from prior years, because emerging markets economies have not been doing as well. Things are starting to improve. They have a program in place to improve margins and thinks the volume growth will start to improve. Dividend yield of 2.1%. (Analysts’ price target is $48.00.)

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A global leading snacks company. 40% is in emerging markets. They are in chocolates, biscuits and candy. It has pulled back from prior years, because emerging markets economies have not been doing as well. Things are starting to improve. They have a program in place to improve margins and thinks the volume growth will start to improve. Dividend yield of 2.1%. (Analysts’ price target is $48.00.)

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October 31, 2017

(A Top Pick June 12/17. Down 6%.) This tends to move in a bit of a channel, and seems to find support somewhere in the $38-$39 range. It is in consumer staples, a sector that normally does very well in the summer, but this year didn't. It reported last night with pretty good numbers and the stock was up about 5% today. His view is that this could get back into the $44-$45 area, and then he will get out.

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(A Top Pick June 12/17. Down 6%.) This tends to move in a bit of a channel, and seems to find support somewhere in the $38-$39 range. It is in consumer staples, a sector that normally does very well in the summer, but this year didn't. It reported last night with pretty good numbers and the stock was up about 5% today. His view is that this could get back into the $44-$45 area, and then he will get out.

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October 11, 2017

About 25% of revenues come from the US and about 40% is from emerging markets. The stock hasn’t done that well this past year, which is why it is a Top pick. As disposable income increases in emerging markets, it is going to increase the sale of more packaged foods. They are the global leading snack food manufacturer. Have been building out their footprint in the emerging markets. The last year has been difficult with a strong US$. We are starting to see improving economic movements in those markets. The long-term trend of increasing consumption of packaged foods and goods plays into this company very well. Dividend yield of 2.1%. (Analysts’ price target is $49.50.)

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About 25% of revenues come from the US and about 40% is from emerging markets. The stock hasn’t done that well this past year, which is why it is a Top pick. As disposable income increases in emerging markets, it is going to increase the sale of more packaged foods. They are the global leading snack food manufacturer. Have been building out their footprint in the emerging markets. The last year has been difficult with a strong US$. We are starting to see improving economic movements in those markets. The long-term trend of increasing consumption of packaged foods and goods plays into this company very well. Dividend yield of 2.1%. (Analysts’ price target is $49.50.)

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August 16, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 16/16. Up 5.28%.) Owns this for the long-term sector of the consumer in emerging markets. As people make more money, they are increasing demand for packaged goods. This is the global leader in chocolate, biscuits, candy and gum. About 40% of their revenue comes from emerging markets which are starting to see some growth.

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(A Top Pick Aug 16/16. Up 5.28%.) Owns this for the long-term sector of the consumer in emerging markets. As people make more money, they are increasing demand for packaged goods. This is the global leader in chocolate, biscuits, candy and gum. About 40% of their revenue comes from emerging markets which are starting to see some growth.

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July 24, 2017

(A Top Pick June 12/17. Down 3.15%.) Somewhere around $43 is a good time to Buy, and somewhere around $46 is a good time to Sell. A pretty decent stock to hold with very little downside from $43.

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(A Top Pick June 12/17. Down 3.15%.) Somewhere around $43 is a good time to Buy, and somewhere around $46 is a good time to Sell. A pretty decent stock to hold with very little downside from $43.

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July 12, 2017

A leading manufacturer of biscuits, candy, chocolate and gum. She likes this because they are positioning in emerging markets where 35% of their revenues come from. As personal income levels increase, this company is very well positioned to participate in the growth. They are very focused on improving margins. Dividend yield of 1.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $50.)

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A leading manufacturer of biscuits, candy, chocolate and gum. She likes this because they are positioning in emerging markets where 35% of their revenues come from. As personal income levels increase, this company is very well positioned to participate in the growth. They are very focused on improving margins. Dividend yield of 1.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $50.)

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June 12, 2017

It could be taken out. It has been rage bound. It is testing the breakout point. Staples tend to be hanging in there. (Analysts’ target: $50.00).

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It could be taken out. It has been rage bound. It is testing the breakout point. Staples tend to be hanging in there. (Analysts’ target: $50.00).

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December 15, 2016

(Top Pick Dec 24/15, Up 2.41%) It is up today because there is speculation that Kraft Heinz may be interested. It was not a particularly well run company so he bought it on expectation of improving. An activist coming in can expedite this.

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(Top Pick Dec 24/15, Up 2.41%) It is up today because there is speculation that Kraft Heinz may be interested. It was not a particularly well run company so he bought it on expectation of improving. An activist coming in can expedite this.

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September 23, 2016

(A Top Pick Oct13/15. Down 2.59%.) Because of its whole favourable attributes, it has a relatively high valuation. A good company and it is fine to continue to Hold it, but he has reduced some of his exposure to consumer package companies, and this was one of them. If you own, he would continue holding it.

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(A Top Pick Oct13/15. Down 2.59%.) Because of its whole favourable attributes, it has a relatively high valuation. A good company and it is fine to continue to Hold it, but he has reduced some of his exposure to consumer package companies, and this was one of them. If you own, he would continue holding it.

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COMMENT
September 15, 2016

One of the issues is that they don’t see where they are going to grow, which is why they tried to acquire Hershey’s recently. If they don’t do an acquisition, he doesn’t think they can stay as an independent company, and somebody will buy them.

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One of the issues is that they don’t see where they are going to grow, which is why they tried to acquire Hershey’s recently. If they don’t do an acquisition, he doesn’t think they can stay as an independent company, and somebody will buy them.

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September 13, 2016

(A Top Pick Sept 9/15. Up 3.32%.) The largest global snacking company. The real growth is in the emerging markets, where about 40% of their revenues come from. The leader in chocolate, biscuits, gum and candy. Consumption of those categories is very low in emerging markets. She likes the story long-term.

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(A Top Pick Sept 9/15. Up 3.32%.) The largest global snacking company. The real growth is in the emerging markets, where about 40% of their revenues come from. The leader in chocolate, biscuits, gum and candy. Consumption of those categories is very low in emerging markets. She likes the story long-term.

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September 9, 2016

This has been a very good stock, but along with food prices in general he thinks it will be topping out here. It is probably not going to go anywhere for a little while.

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This has been a very good stock, but along with food prices in general he thinks it will be topping out here. It is probably not going to go anywhere for a little while.

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August 16, 2016

The #1in candy, biscuits and chocolates, and #2 in gum. This has over 40% coming in from emerging markets, and the emerging market consumer is a secular growth area for the next decade at least. It is also an area that has lower private label competition. They just recently launched chocolate into China. The company is focused on improving their operating margins. Dividend yield of 1.77%.

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The #1in candy, biscuits and chocolates, and #2 in gum. This has over 40% coming in from emerging markets, and the emerging market consumer is a secular growth area for the next decade at least. It is also an area that has lower private label competition. They just recently launched chocolate into China. The company is focused on improving their operating margins. Dividend yield of 1.77%.

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April 19, 2016

(A Top Pick April 14/15. Up 17.31%.) A play on the emerging consumer in developing countries. Over 40% of their operating profit comes from there. The leader in chocolate and biscuits, and the number 2 in gum. Well positioned as consumers in those countries get wealthier and their GDP per capita increases. The company is focused on improving margins.

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(A Top Pick April 14/15. Up 17.31%.) A play on the emerging consumer in developing countries. Over 40% of their operating profit comes from there. The leader in chocolate and biscuits, and the number 2 in gum. Well positioned as consumers in those countries get wealthier and their GDP per capita increases. The company is focused on improving margins.

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January 27, 2016

(Top Pick Oct 6/15, Down 4.69%) He is sticking with it. It has operational synergies, operational facilities that are synergistic. They have fewer SKUs (Down from 74k). Management are doing the right things here. They have a lot of emerging market exposure. If you get stability from emerging markets that will give it a boost.

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(Top Pick Oct 6/15, Down 4.69%) He is sticking with it. It has operational synergies, operational facilities that are synergistic. They have fewer SKUs (Down from 74k). Management are doing the right things here. They have a lot of emerging market exposure. If you get stability from emerging markets that will give it a boost.

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December 24, 2015

This is a good example of a stock that has not done well because of international sales. If the US dollar pulls back, this headwind should go away. They have taken steps to rationalize their purchasing so as to increase margins.

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This is a good example of a stock that has not done well because of international sales. If the US dollar pulls back, this headwind should go away. They have taken steps to rationalize their purchasing so as to increase margins.

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December 17, 2015

(Top Pick Dec 9/14, Up 16.89%) She continues to like it. They are the Cadbury part of Kraft Foods. Consumption of snack foods in developing markets is much lower and so is a place for growth. They faced significant currency headwinds, but the market saw past it because they improved margins. It is a great play.

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(Top Pick Dec 9/14, Up 16.89%) She continues to like it. They are the Cadbury part of Kraft Foods. Consumption of snack foods in developing markets is much lower and so is a place for growth. They faced significant currency headwinds, but the market saw past it because they improved margins. It is a great play.

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TOP PICK
December 11, 2015

In all the right products with high growth associated with them. Think about candy, gum and biscuits. They give 4% to 5% growth. This company has a lot of great growth opportunities ahead of them. Dividend yield of 1.57%.

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In all the right products with high growth associated with them. Think about candy, gum and biscuits. They give 4% to 5% growth. This company has a lot of great growth opportunities ahead of them. Dividend yield of 1.57%.

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November 17, 2015

(A Top Pick Oct 6/15. Up 0.52%.) They have to clean up production lines and reduce the number of units they sell. There are a lot of products to sell and it is too big a stable and they are paring it down by a 3rd. There are a lot of efficiencies to happen. Exposed on the emerging-market side, which needs to have a little bit of caution. There are a lot of opportunities for them to do very well no matter what happens in the market.

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(A Top Pick Oct 6/15. Up 0.52%.) They have to clean up production lines and reduce the number of units they sell. There are a lot of products to sell and it is too big a stable and they are paring it down by a 3rd. There are a lot of efficiencies to happen. Exposed on the emerging-market side, which needs to have a little bit of caution. There are a lot of opportunities for them to do very well no matter what happens in the market.

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DON'T BUY
November 4, 2015

A spinoff from Kraft and is the snack food area. Has some challenges because people are more and more looking for healthier alternatives. They have good European exposure, and that has been a challenging market. The valuation is just a little stretched for him.

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A spinoff from Kraft and is the snack food area. Has some challenges because people are more and more looking for healthier alternatives. They have good European exposure, and that has been a challenging market. The valuation is just a little stretched for him.

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October 14, 2015

He thought it was too expensive, but if it comes back a little more he would be interested.

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He thought it was too expensive, but if it comes back a little more he would be interested.

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October 13, 2015

This has very quick growth. About 44% of the growth comes from emerging markets. Over time that will surface in value. Dividend yield of 1.51%.

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This has very quick growth. About 44% of the growth comes from emerging markets. Over time that will surface in value. Dividend yield of 1.51%.

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October 6, 2015

They used to have 74k SKUs and are going to reduce this by a third, maintaining focus on core brands. They are improving their manufacturing facilities, some of which are very old and inefficient. They have identified levers to pull. It is making higher highs and made a higher low recently. 1.5% dividend. About 7% less volatile than the S & P. They are going to pull in $2.5 to 3 billion from selling off some of their brands.

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They used to have 74k SKUs and are going to reduce this by a third, maintaining focus on core brands. They are improving their manufacturing facilities, some of which are very old and inefficient. They have identified levers to pull. It is making higher highs and made a higher low recently. 1.5% dividend. About 7% less volatile than the S & P. They are going to pull in $2.5 to 3 billion from selling off some of their brands.

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September 17, 2015

(A Top Pick Sept 11/14. Up 24.29%.) Sold his holdings at around $38. At that point, he was rotating from some of the consumer staples names into the more cyclical names. Still a decent name. A little bit expensive.

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(A Top Pick Sept 11/14. Up 24.29%.) Sold his holdings at around $38. At that point, he was rotating from some of the consumer staples names into the more cyclical names. Still a decent name. A little bit expensive.

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September 9, 2015

44% is emerging markets. They are number one in chocolates and candies; number two in gum. Emerging markets are less private label centric so there is less competition. There is big potential in those countries. They have two active shareholders now and will keep management on track.

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44% is emerging markets. They are number one in chocolates and candies; number two in gum. Emerging markets are less private label centric so there is less competition. There is big potential in those countries. They have two active shareholders now and will keep management on track.

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August 21, 2015

He likes Mondelez. It has a lot of emergent market exposure. They have marginal expansion that is structurally happening. Feels that it has good growth in terms of the market. He likes it right now.

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